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The Hidden Cost of Internet Connection: Will the FCC Intervene?

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While many consumers complain about the cost of both their wired broadband and mobile broadband services, it's up to the FCC to support more competition so that companies naturally have more incentive to offer better rates and service.

(VIDEO) The Growth of Addressable Television will Be Powered by Media Agencies, GroupM's Gotlieb

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Andy Plesser

Addressable TV, the sending of TV ads to specific cable or satellite boxes, is developing but its growth is limited by supply.   MSO's including AT&a...

Corporations Now Have Their Own Private Judiciary System

David Morris | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Since Republicans gained control of Congress little has been done. The Arbitration Act, which would broadly void forced arbitration contracts, has languished in Congress for six years. A bill to prohibit any school receiving federal student aid from restricting students' ability to pursue legal claims in court likely will not come to a vote.

(VIDEO) Irwin Gotlieb on comScore + Rentrak Merger: "It's Time for an Alternative Approach"

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

The acquisition of Rentrak by comScore represents "an alternative" approach to Nielsen, says Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of GroupM, the media buying unit ...

Dawn of Targeted TV Advertising

Advertising Week | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Rick Welday, President, AT&T AdWorks Two months ago, AT&T and DIRECTV came together to create the future of entertainment on any screen, at any ti...

Workplace Health Programs Work -- Just Look at AT&T

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Leaders of great organizations earn their way to the top by understanding and embracing what's best for their stakeholders.

iPhone Shopping? Beware: Madness Ahead!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.20.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're thinking of upgrading your aging iPhone -- I've just gone through all the pain and suffering, so you won't have to.

How the Pundits and FCC Commissioner Pai Got It Wrong -- Fiber Optics Are 'Title II'; Customers Are the Investors.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I challenge Hal Singer, Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to a rousing debate, sponsored by the Internet Society, New York Chapter, who has agreed to host it. Why?

New World of Cell Phone Contracts

MoneyTips | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business

The demise of the service contract is a good thing, because it makes the costs more transparent. Now, it is all about the phone. If you think that you may be switching carriers within a short period or plan to shop around, choose your phone and your payment method wisely.

Should AT&T Refund Mom's Phone?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

This is one of those situations where the company is both right and wrong. It correctly charged your parents for their service, but it also failed to adequately disclose all the terms of the contract to two octogenarians.

AT&T Gave The NSA Unique And Unprecedented Access

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extrao...

The FCC and AT&T Don't Care About Rural Areas and They Can Just Make Crap Up

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

One would think that the FCC would care about a failure to upgrade whole parts of multiple states.

Are the FCC and AT&T Harming the Children of Rural Communities?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

We received a copy of this letter, below, on the day the FCC rejected our Petition for Investigation against AT&T.

T-Mobile... Or How Will AT&T and Verizon Deal With the Revolutionary John Legere?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Ira Israel

Imagine how different the world would be if someone like Che Guevera became president of a powerful country and inspired others to new heights of justice and fairness? Well, that is what it is like having John Legere as CEO of a major corporation.

MobTel: Some of America's Most Hated ISPs, Cable TV and Wireless Companies Have Their Associations Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

So, just on the surface, when the most hated companies in America all work together to sue the FCC, we should at least know something just ain't right, and that's putting it mildly.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

T-Mobile Gains Share Based on Customer Loyalty

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Sprint, T-Mobile Again Increase Share of Net Customer Activations Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results fro...

AT&T Acquires DirecTV For $49 Billion

AP | By TALI ARBEL | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion...

Is Verizon Planning on Becoming an All-Wireless-Only Company: Who Needs the Wires Anyway?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Of course almost everyone reading this has a cell phone. But, you may have been misled if you believe that the wires don't matter or that wireless services alone are the future.

FCC Gives Stamp Of Approval For AT&T And DirecTV Merger

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The d...

This Campaign Against Distracted Driving Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

There's nothing happening on your phone screen, not even a cute photo of your kid, that's worth risking a car accident. That's the message b...

Verizon & AT&T's Wireless Broadband: $1,125.00 for One Month of Cable TV; $375.00 to Watch Netflix -- and that's Not Even 'HD'.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

America is getting a big, fat downgrade, but don't bother to tell the FCC or the media. How, exactly is this the "best technology available"?

Where to Intern in 2015: Vault's Top 50

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you are in college (or have a child who is), it's time to start the search for a summer 2015 internship. While some people might think seven months is a bit too far in advance to start searching, they would be wrong. Competition to get an internship in your desired industry, much less company, is aggressive.

(VIDEO) From Data-Informed To Fully Addressable: Videology's Ferber

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES -- The CEO of video ad planning, buying and execution tech platform Videology acknowledges, right now: "The vast majority of television-based m...

Stop the AT&T-DirecTV Merger or History Will Slap Us in the Face

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The web is abuzz with two recent filings by AT&T -- which are being done as a desperate attempt to close the AT&T-DirecTV merger.